The annual Delamont country park display took place on the second weekend in August. We are well established at Delamont with many spectators coming specifically for the display each year. The display took part on the usual site, up at the Millennium Stone. The wind was stiff but it was straight up and down the well mown grass area. With the usual safety lines setup it was time to get started.
We had 6 pilots, Alistair, Brian, David, Sean, my dad and myself, Iain on the mic and a Brian & Murray to help setting up, Bernie kindly supplied the spot prizes for the toffee drop and Lisa was official photographer. The display consisted of 24 different planes flown and several on static display. The schedule was;
–Introduction; Demonstration of controls and basic manoeuvres flown by Alistair using an Aircraft Panic with OS91FS.
–Funfly Slot; Alistair was joined in the air by Brian flying his electric powered Panic and Sean with his Limbo Dancer with an OS32SX.
-Toffee Drop; Hobbyzone Super Cub, fitted with bomb bay flown by myself.
–Electric Helicopter Slot; Brain flew his Goblin 700 and demonstrated smooth aerobatics and gentle 3D, David flew his MA Whiplash 90e demonstrating full 3D and hard aerobatics.
–Aerobatic Slot; A flight to music with the Yak54 QQ powered by DA120
–Toffee Drop; Another drop with the Cub
– Warbird Slot; a selection of Parkzone & Elfite warbirds, David flew the P-47, Sean the Spitfire, Myself the Hurricane, Alistair the ME-109, myself again with the SE5a & my dad flew his Albatros.
–Glider slot; I flew my Mystique 2.9m glider, Brian his Phase 6 with Pod motor, Alistair his Radian PRO and Sean flew his new Seagull 2000 hot liner.
–Fast Slot; Sean, my dad and Alistair flew their Strykers, I flew the Pogo Racer.
–Toffee Drop; 3rd drop of the day’.
–Nitro Helicopter Slot; David flew his OS105 powered Whiplash 90
–Electric Aerobatics Slot; I flew my 97” Sukhoi SU26MM.
–Toffee Drop; A fourth and final toffee drop.
We flew this display twice round and each display took about 45minutes or so. The first display was slightly interrupted by a brief rain shower but it only lasted a few minutes. The support from the public was again strong, with a large crowd watching and plenty of kids taking part in the toffee drop.
Here are some pictures.
A big thanks to all who helped out and to Horizon Hobby for the use of their warbirds in the large slot and for the little Super Cub which was superb in the 15-20mph wind it has to be said!
Looking forward to next year already!